Friday, December 24, 2010

I Want To Wish You...............

A Happy Holiday!!  Merry Christmas to everyone in blogland.  I hope the spirit of the season is with you and the true meaning of Christmas shines through in everything you say and do!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SMS Giveaway -- Wow I Won!!

     As I think I made clear before -- boy I had fun with the SMS giveaway.  Guess what?  I even won some things.  First I won a take one - make one bag from  Check out this site if you want to read about her very worthwhile mission.
Second I won this gorgeous basket from .  It is made to hold fat quarters perfectly.  I just love it!!  If you like the basket as much as I do... Make Your Own.  Maevy has generously posted a tutorial.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Big Bowen Christmas Party:)

Tonight we went to our annual Bowen get together at my sister-in law Cher and her husband Harry’s home.  Cher always has their home decorated beautifully.  She has a that special touch.  The Bowen family is ever growing with new babies and marriages.  This year there were 43people.  The food was great and a good time was had by all.  We celebrated my father-in-laws birthday. 

We exchanged Christmas gifts and some of them were handmade.
Cher knitted us all this adorable Snowman Ornaments --THAT IS A LOT OF KNITTING --when you are making so many.

My mother-in-law, Pat, cross-stitched some Kate Greenway patterns for Emily and Ali, two of her seven great-grandchildren.

And............... I made this Crewel picture for Cher who just adores pansies and chickadees!!

And this has nothing to do with the Christmas get together........
Cher made this absolutely gorgeous quilted wall hanging for ...... her bathroom!!  She is such a talented quilter.  On a later blog post I'll show you the quilt she made for me. (It will make you all jealous.)

And I have to show a few pictures of the kiddos...
Grace with her Mommy and Nanny.  Grace's sisters were Em and Ali in the cross-stitch pictures.

Drew, Georgie and Lexi -- our adorable grandchildren.


You have to admit Bowen Babies are Pretty Babies!!

And Just One More Thing .....................

This is my niece Kassy with Lexi.  She has been our best and most consistent helper since George's diagnosis.  The kids adore her and so do I.  Thanks Kassy.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Another Great Giveaway!!

These two blogs are joining for a totally awesome giveaway.  Go to one of the blogs and check it out.  Then enter.  (But don't win the stocking I'm going to win:) )

The Winner of the SMS Giveaway is...............

The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway was so much fun. I discovered a treasure trove of new blogs that I will continue to visit and I had more visitors to my blog than I could have imagined. Thanks to SMS for hosting the giveaway and giving us a chance to have so much fun right at our own computers. Can’t wait until the next one!!
We did this the Old Fashioned Way-- Thanks for your help Georgie!!

And the winner is...

Christy who said “I'm Grandma to a 3 year old train-aholic! Love the trains!! My heart and my prayers are with your grandson!

Congratulations Christy and... ThankYou to all that entered my giveaway or visited my blog.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Great Giveaway --

  I’m so excited to have my firs t GIVEAWAY!!   Sew Mama Sew is having their annual Giveaway Day December 13th.  Check out the blog: for lists of participants and you may be a WINNER!!

Now ……………back to my giveaway.  
I will be giving:
1 package of Making Memories Fresh anthology 12x12 paper( 24 sheets) 
2 spools of ribbon for embellishment
1 package Photo Fun photo greeting cards w/envelopes (just add your favorite photo -- contains 8 cards)
1 Titan Needlecraft decorative silhouettes: A stamped Cross=Stitch Kit to make a stuffed 16” x 9” Bear
·         Includes fabric, thread, paperboard base, trim, and instructions

It is simple -- check out my blog and leave a comment about your favorite entry.  (I just started my blog last month so you won’t have too much to read.)     Winner will be picked by random December 17th and shipped December 20th.  (Sorry I can only ship to the 50 states.)  Don’t forget to check back to see who the lucky winner will be.  Good Luck  Hope you enjoy my blog.  I hope to be adding tutorials in the near future so visit often.   Carol